"Moreover, you scorned our people, and compared the Albanese to sheep, and according to your custom think of us with insults. Nor have you shown yourself to have any knowledge of my race. Our elders were Epirotes, where this Pirro came from, whose force could scarcely support the Romans. This Pirro, who Taranto and many other places of Italy held back with armies. I do not have to speak for the Epiroti. They are very much stronger men than your Tarantini, a species of wet men who are born only to fish. If you want to say that Albania is part of Macedonia I would concede that a lot more of our ancestors were nobles who went as far as India under Alexander the Great and defeated all those peoples with incredible difficulty. From those men come these who you called sheep. But the nature of things is not changed. Why do your men run away in the faces of sheep?"
Letter from Skanderbeg to the Prince of Taranto ▬ Skanderbeg, October 31 1460

New York: illyrian native built a giant snow sculptures.

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Post by Hymniarber » Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:12 am

The incredible Sahit Muja has outdone himself. Last year, Muja who is a native of Albania and a resident of Saxon Woods Road built a giant snowman called Ilirianman on the front lawn of his home. This year, Muja took advantage of Wednesday’s snow to use it as the building material for another Ilirianman, and flanked the snow sculpture with a large lion on one side and a dragon on the other. Ilirianman is almost as tall as Muja’s home and the dragon and the lion extend from one end of the property to the other.
We stopped by to chat with Muja and to learn more about him and the legend behind Ilirianman. Muja, a father of three children ages 12, 6, and 3, grew up in Albania, which is now known as Kosovo. He currently runs a successful business importing and exporting minerals from Albania and says he could live anywhere in the world, but chose the United States because of the freedom Americans enjoy. The eagle, a symbol of freedom, caps
Ilirianman 2011one of the heads of Ilirianman and Muja said that the eagle is displayed prominently in homes in Kosovo.
Iliria was a legendary Albanian tribal leader and when he died, the tribe built a giant snowman to memorialize him. Though the snow eventually melted, the story of Iliria lives on. He is a symbol of honesty and purity. Why the dragon and the lion? Muja explained that both are also legendary figures and fit nicely into the tableau.
Drive by 134 Saxon Woods Road soon to see these massive snow sculptures before Mother Nature turns on the heat.
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Post by erix77 » Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:55 am

what kind of legend is that?did he invent it to sell his work?
Dhe e bëmë me besa besën ja të rrojmë ja të vdesëm!

Ishte thënë prej Zotit që të nderohen armët e Shqipërisë!

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